field of tulips


By now, I think most of you know how much I love flowers. This past weekend, I 
went (for the second time) to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Since we've been having 
random days of sunny, warm weather, the tulips weren't looking their absolute best. 
They are still so pretty!
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I'm just so excited about spring!

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most vs moment


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friday's fancies #59


We might be having a few days of ridiculously nice weather, but living in Oregon means 
that for most of the year you need to be ready for rain. This week's Friday's Fancies is just 
for those rainy days.
april showers
Adding a pop of color and some stripes is the perfect way to counteract those gray skies. 

This look includes:
Belted Trench from Madewell
Camp Popover from J.Crew
Daisy Lace Mini from J.Crew
Double Gusset Mini Flap from Dooney & Bourke

Have a wonderful weekend! 
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great grandma's pasta sauce


I finally got around to trying one of the many recipes I have saved on pinterest. 
This time I tried to make pasta sauce.
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I felt this was a great dish. The only thing I would change for next time is upping the levels of 
spices, since I felt it needed a bit more flavor. Granted, I did not use the recommended cloves 
of garlic (I'm not much of a garlic fan). Overall, I would definitely say that you should try out this dish!

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Churchill, the band. 
Haven't heard of them? Neither had I, until last week.
Now, I'm mildly obsessed with their song Change. Take a listen!

Happy Monday!

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friday's fancies #58


nice + neon

I am dreaming of warmer weather. I didn't think this day would ever come, but here it is. 
I want to wear dresses, skirts, and sandals! So this week's Friday's Fancies is about neon, 
but it was a great opportunity to put my warm weather styling skills to the test. 
The forecast for next week is looking up! Here's to hoping that it will stick.

This look includes:
Denim Tee from Madewell 
Silhouette Skirt from Madewell
Grove Court Floral Maise from Kate Spade
Neon-Trim Straw Fedora from Old Navy
Neon Flat Sandal from Zara 

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! 

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wishing wednesday #15


I've suddenly become a bit obsessed with beauty products. 
Next on my list is a shower gel and lotion combo that I cannot get out of my head. 
They are a must!
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I saw these Andalou Naturals products at a local grocery store and I'm in love. 
The scent, Mandarin Vanilla, is seriously great.
It's a little fruity, a little sweet, and a lot of amazingness!
Find them at your local store and check it out! 

I have made quite a few beauty purchases lately, which I will be sharing. 
Would you guys just want a regular post or a beauty haul video?? 

Happy Wednesday!
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magical moments


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friday's fancies #57


all about the shoes
This week, Friday's Fancies is putting the spotlight on shoes! 
I'm a fan of a standout shoe and love to add a pop of color or pattern to my outfits.
These wedges have been on my wish list for awhile. They are too cute, with their vintage vibe 
and look quite comfy. Adding eyelet and little pops of other spring colors, equals a cute and 
casual look for a perfect spring day! 

This look includes: 
Eyelet Top from J.Crew
Hepcat Shades from Madewell
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 
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There are lots of new faces around here! 
So today, I thought I'd highlight a few posts from the past.

Travel Tuesday: Thessaloniki, Greece (where I studied abroad!)
Totally Twisted: part one & two (for those with curly hair)
When I moved to Oregon: one, two, three, four, five

Hope you all enjoy these blast to the past posts and thanks so much for following!

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*That picture is also from the past, during college to be exact.

in proportion


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friday's fancies #56


This week's Friday's Fancies is #projectpolkadot!
Polka dots are probably my favorite print, so I'm loving those jeans and the spotted nail polish. 
A good dose of the color coral is needed in life, it's my new favorite for spring and summer. 
And let's not forget those mismatched earrings, so adorable! 

This look includes: 
Silk Roll-Sleeve Top from Madewell
Edie Purse from J.Crew
Deborah Lippmann Rockin' Robin from Bloomingdale's

Hope all of you have a great weekend!  

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wishing wednesday #14


Travel is always on my wish list and this week's Wishing Wednesday is a more realistic destination. 
There are quite a lot of tourists that come to Portland, and yesterday at work I ended up 
meeting people from Milan, Barcelona, and Moscow.  While I am dying to get back to 
traveling in Europe or other continents, the price tag of such travel isn't quite feasible at 
the moment. So for those of us who can't make it all the way over there, we have this...
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You would think this picture is of Italy, but actually it's a hotel in Orlando, Florida. 
Crazy, right?? This hotel, called Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, is modeled after Portofino, Italy. 
Although going to Florida instead of Italy would never be the same, it is kind of cool. 
Besides, when you go to Orlando that means visiting Disney World and The Wizarding World 
of Harry Potter which is definitely a bonus.

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source: Better Photo



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source: Society6